Everyone needs a little downtime. I’m getting mine at
Yesterday, I had flown from Pigeon Lake Pittsburgh to Chicago, on to Edmonton,
and then finally driven to a rustic looking resort where a European settlement
began 175 years ago on . In this countryside
retreat, called Rundle House, you can find bison bones on display which were
found in the area along with a massive tooth left from a mastodon. Personally,
my interest is strong in this. There is also a plaque on the wall with a quote
on creativity which reads, Pigeon
“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.”
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To fill the rooms of this building and some additional cabins are our members of Iskcon, the leaders actually. Here at this year’s annual gathering for
Thanksgiving, important strategies were discussed with messages along the lines
of “what gets measured gets improved” and “the difference between a dream and a
goal is a written statement”. Presentations were truly inspiring. Canada
is quite sizable and at one point in the day it was 20 degrees Celsius. I was
tempted to go for a swim but by the time our meeting ended, that idea seemed
less appealing. I did, indeed, stroll out to the water’s edge or what I thought
was the water’s edge. The 20 foot wide beach was actually a depth of black
muck. I sunk but not deep. I had seen enough old Tarzan movies in my youth to
know what to do when stuck in quicksand. I leapt out fast, grabbed on to
something and didn’t panic, knowing well that we’re not talking about some
African soil here. Basically, I was happy to use my legs on this feet-easy day.
Frankly, it’s hard to sit at a chair for hours when your feet are accustomed to trekking 20 miles per day. My resolve is that it is short term. It is an austerity which is never a negative action on the part of a monk.
May the source be with you!
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
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